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" His violent prejudice against our West Indian and American settlers appeared whenever there was an opportunity. Towards the conclusion of his Taxation no Tyranny, he says, ' how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life - Σελίδα 201
των James Boswell - 1887
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Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 σελίδες
...prejudice against our West Indian and American settlers appeared whenever there was an opportunity. Towards the conclusion of his Taxation no Tyranny, he says,...loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes ? ' When I said now to Johnson, that I was afraid I kept him too late up. 'No, Sir, (said he,) I don't...

The Cambridge History of English Literature Volume X the Age of Johnson

...Taxation no Tyranny, his 'answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress,' he asks 'how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes ? ' The prejudice in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland is of a different kind, and never...
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The Living Age ..., Τόμος 45

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1855
...the chains of their slaves. To him at least could never be applied Dr. Johnson's taunting words, " How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes ?" The views of Washington on this great question are best shown at the close of the Revolutionary...

Citizens & Cannibals: The French Revolution, the Struggle for Modernity, and ...

Eli Sagan - 2001 - 624 σελίδες
...already perceived the equivocation in liberalism, was unmerciful in underlining this moral ambiguity: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"44 Ambiguity and contradiction pile on top of contradiction and ambiguity: it was the future...
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Listening to Nineteenth-century America

Mark Michael Smith - 2001 - 372 σελίδες
...always been clamorous. Of American revolutionaries, the English Tory Samuel Johnson asked how it was that "we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"1 In the early national period, individuals such as New York's "industrious mechanic," seeking...
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Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes

Christopher Hibbert - 2002 - 375 σελίδες
...guarded apology for having advised so disastrous an attack. PART TWO 8 THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 'How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?' Samuel Johnson On the last day of November 1774, Tom Paine, then aged thirtyeight, 'an ingenious, worthy...
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Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History

Kymberly N. Pinder - 2002 - 413 σελίδες
...colonists' ideology. He greeted the news of the Declaration of Independence with the announcement, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?"16 The egregious inconsistency of American demands for freedom while at the same time maintaining...
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In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

Leslie M. Harris - 2004 - 387 σελίδες
...British powerful rhetorical and military weapons against them during the war. Samuel Johnson chided, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" More dangerous to the American cause were the British offers of freedom to slaves. In 1775, Lord Dunmore,...
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Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Michael T. Gilmore - 2003 - 240 σελίδες
...which he took aim at colonial presumption. The work is best remembered for its rebuke of hypocrisy: "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" No less revealing is the introductory assault on the entire worldview of the Americans. In contrast...
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The Complete Colonial Gentleman: Cultural Legitimacy In Plantation America

...slavery as a metaphor for British tyranny. "If slavery be thus fatally contagious," ran the argument, "how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?" Perhaps, it was suggested, the Revolutionary leaders should decide "that the slaves should be set free,...
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